The Internationally Best Selling Classic from the Author of Animal Farm
George Orwell was the pen name of Eric Blair, a writer and political commentator. In 2008, THE TIMES ranked him second on a list of 'The 50 greatest British writers since 1945.' His work continues to influence popular and political culture. Tamsin Greig., Nicky Henson and Toby Jones star in this new drama.
'His final masterpiece ... enthralling and indispensable for understanding modern history' New York Review of Books
'A profound, terrifying and wholly fascinating book ... Orwell's theory of power is developed brilliantly' The New Yorker
'A prophet who thought the unthinkable and spoke the unspeakable, even when it offended conventional thought' Daily Express
'Brilliantly constructed and told' Guardian
'There is not a smile or a jest that does not add bitterness to Orwell's utterly depressing vision of what the world may be in 35 years' time' TIME